1.WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
An experienced freelance finance consultant to commit to delivering effective outcomes for the tasks detailed in section 4. We have a deadline of 30th September for this work to be completed and a budget of £5,000.00 to include working time, VAT, travel and expenses. You will not be paid for leave or days off as a result of sickness or any other reason that leads to your absence.
The successful applicant will be self-employed and responsible for their own submissions and payments to HMRC in respect of this contract.
2. WE ARE:
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) (PTMWA) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of suffering, domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at our Pankhurst Centre headquarters.
Since 2020 we have seen a 79% increase in funding and a 104% increase in staffing numbers against a backdrop of a global pandemic and all the stresses on people and resources that this brought. Whilst growth is an exciting experience for us, the Central Service team, including finance, has not increased at the same rate as the operational teams and immediate attention is now required to stabilise the current financial health of the organisation and enable us to prepare for the predicted upcoming recession. The organisation has held a strong financial position for many years but is currently working on a reactive, rather than proactive, model.
4. CONTRACT PURPOSE:
The requirements of this project include:
- A clear, reasonable policy on identification and allocation of Central Service costs with manageable flexibility when new projects start and existing ones end
- A projection for 2022-23 based on existing project income and commitments
- Development of a template to plot a 3-year budget for 2023-2026 with the ability to populate from Quickbooks and enable a rolling budget to be produced
It would be useful to understand the impact that years of non-inflationary increases and the current cost of living crisis has had, and continues to have, on the value of our contracts.
5. WHAT NOW?
If this is a project you feel you have the skills and experience to complete effectively, please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org evidencing your suitability and initial expectations regarding delivery. The deadline for applications is 8am Tuesday 12th July 2022 and we will contact individuals by 15th July for an interview/chat.